Today, I drove a couple of miles to the World's End pub in Ecton to start my walk. Heading across the Northampton Round, as it's called, I was hopping from tussock to tussock to keep out of the bullock trampled footpath. Once through that, I decided not to use the tractor tramlines showing we're the footpath is, and walked around the perimeter of the field. Sywell Reservoir. A nice place for a walk, but heaving at weekends and in the summer. Today was nice and quiet. A few miles later, I found that the circular walk didn't quite complete the circle, due to drainage works. There was no way past it, so I returned the way I came. The café was open, so an ice cream was purchased. A pleasant 7+ miles.